Since 2003, the Champlain Valley Film Society has shown over 200 current and classic movies. You can see the complete list on the About Us page of this website. Over the years, many of you have told us that you trust our choice of films and if you can’t get to the Grange you watch these movies on Netflix, iTunes, or Amazon. So we had the idea that you might be interested in a list of our favorite films, many of which we haven’t had the time to show.

Here are the films our board of directors love the most. And we invite you to send us up to 15 of your favorites titles. To do so, please email us at

David Reuther: Babe, Broadcast News, Bull Durham, Die Hard, A Fish Called Wanda, The General (1927), High Noon, His Girl Friday (1940), Local Hero, Mad Hot Ballroom, The Magnificent Seven, North by Northwest, Raiders of the Lost Ark, Some Like It Hot, Witness for the Prosecution (1957)

Ken Hughes: Best in Show, Get Shorty, Glory, Jersey Boys, Lord of the Rings trilogy, Matrix trilogy, Ocean’s Eleven, Saving Private Ryan, The Shawshank Redemption, Victory

George Anderson: The African Queen, Blazing Saddles, The Bridge Over the River Kwai, Casablanca, Chinatown, Citizen Kane, Dr. Strangelove, Fargo, Platoon, Pulp Fiction, The Seven Samurai, Singing in the Rain, Some Like It Hot, The Third Man, The Usual Suspects

Phyllis Perna: Breaker Morant, A Brief Vacation, Flow: For Love of Water, Gallipoli, King of Kings (silent) , Love and Anarchy, The Official Story, The Secret in their Eyes, Spartacus, The Swell Season

Steve Ouellette: Being John Malkovich, Die Hard, Gettysburg, Hoop Dreams, Hoosiers, Inglorious Basterds, The Life of Brian, The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers, Magnolia, Princess Bride, Raiders of the Lost Arc, Say Anything, Schindler’s List, The Shawshank Redemption, Star Wars

Kathryn Reinhardt: The Black Stallion, Betrayal (1983), Boyhood, Dumbo, Gone With the Wind, Man on Wire, Midnight Express, Mr. Blandings Builds His Dream House (1948), On Golden Pond, Rebecca (1940), The Reivers, Sense and Sensibility (1995), The Silence of the Lambs, 2001: A Space Odyssey, Wait Until Dark

Eric Rucker: An Autumn Afternoon, Andrei Rublev, The Big Lebowski, The Discreet Charm of the Bourgeoise, Eclipse (1962), Le Quattro Volte, Housekeeping (1987), Inland Empire (2006),
Mon Oncle (1958), Naked (1993), Shadows of Forgotten Ancestors, The Sleeping Beauty (2010, French), Stranger Than Paradise (1984), Syndromes and a Century, Ten Skies, The Unloved (2009)